Nicholas Zettel | Disciples of Uecker - Part 12

Disciples of Uecker

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Winter Meetings Analysis: Transitional Division

With the Brewers predestined to do little at the winter meetings, it’s almost impossible to laud the Cubs’ signing of Jon Lester, and praise the forthcoming era of Cubs greatness. If Lester does not immediately make the Cubs a winner, the southpaw does signal that… [More]

Winter Meetings Analysis: 2B, ZiPS, Contracts, Roster Wins

One of the problems with having a team that could “play tomorrow” is that the winter meetings will probably be boring. This is the situation of the Milwaukee Brewers, who added Adam Lind via trade to open the offseason, thereby addressing one of their most… [More]

Revisiting Jonathan Lucroy’s Value

While many sports fans were freaking out over the total value of the contract signed by Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, a relatively new labor weapon was secured in the outfielder’s deal. Namely, the MVP Candidate joined the group of recent stars and free agents to… [More]

30 Farmhands #2: The Best of “The Rest”

One of the great aspects of cheering for the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 2014 is that the club arguably had one of their best drafts in GM Doug Melvin‘s tenure (maybe even in a decade). Certainly, Bruce Seid and his staff made a marked change… [More]

Memorable Brewers Moments: Gomez versus Kershaw

That change up was one of the strangest pitches I’ve ever seen. Clayton Kershaw, the top pitcher in baseball, possesses at least three excellent offerings to attack batters. His fastball is strong enough on its own, but he uses his slider and curveball to carve… [More]

Building & Rebuilding #6: Depth

According to Phil Rogers of MLB.com, Brewers President and GM Doug Melvin said that the Brewers’ roster “can play tomorrow.” Of course, this quote came nearly two weeks ago, prior to the Brewers’ recent 40-man roster upgrades: RHP David Goforth RHP Taylor Jungmann IF Yadiel… [More]

2014 NL SP Rankings: Dependability

In the 2014 National League, only 29 of the 69 regular starting pitchers with 100+ IP were dependable starters. This means that those 29 pitchers worked at least three or more consecutive seasons of 100+ innings. Kyle Lohse and Yovani Gallardo are included in this… [More]

30 Farmhands #1: Developing DSL

The Milwaukee Brewers opened their new Dominician Academy in November 2011. The Brewers’ Dominician Summer League (DSL) team plays in the San Pedro de Macoris division. MLB.com reported that the Academy was founded by former closer Salomon Torres, and the move undoubtedly served as an… [More]

2014 NL Team Pitching, Defense, and Parks

After a comment on my last 2014 National League Starting Pitching ranking post about Fielding Independent Pitching, I thought it would be valuable to present a basic resource about FIP to show its versatility and importance. In general, FIP is a statistic that is now… [More]

Depth Trade: Quintana Out, Wren In

Doug Melvin made a trade today, in what some Braves analysts are calling a “purge” of Wren from the organization. The Braves’ former GM, Frank Wren, drafted his son Kyle Wren in the 8th round of the 2013 draft. The young Wren is primarily a… [More]